Selling a house can be an arduous task, with indoor and outdoor upgrades, listing advertisements, home staging, open houses and private showings, contract negotiations and complicated paperwork. As sellers, you need to find the right buyer, who’ll offer you the best terms, and you shouldn’t have to achieve this on your own.

For Sellers: Real Estate News and Info from the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®

Almost all home and property sellers (89%) today list with an agent, who guides them through the selling process and helps ensure their listing reaches a large number of potential buyers. Only 11% of sellers sell their home without partnering with an agent.

On this site you’ll find comprehensive real estate data analysis from the New York State Association of REALTORS®; the latest industry news for home sellers; the top reasons you should use a REALTOR®; our MLS home-listing search tool; town-by-town descriptions of life in Ulster County; and the best ways to connect directly with the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®.

Remember: It’s never been easier to find a real estate agent to guide you through the home-selling process. Google “real estate agent” and the town in which you’re selling, and contact licensed REALTORS® with experience in your area and price range.

Real Estate News

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, April 16, 2021

April, 16 2021

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, April 16, 2021

The housing inventory shortage has been pushing up prices, but also holding back home sales.
By: 
Lawrence Yun

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Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales, April 15, 2021

April, 15 2021

Instant Reaction: Retail Trade Sales April 15, 2021

Retail and food service sales for March 2021 recovered from the pull-back in February 2021 as consumer purchases exceeded expectations.

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Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, April 15, 2021

April, 15 2021

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, April 15, 2021

The average rate on the 30-year fixed rate home loan fell for the second straight week to 3.04% from 3.13% the previous week.

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13 Months Later, Where Do Mortgages Stand?

April, 13 2021

13 Months Later, Where Do Mortgages Stand?

The homeownership rate for Black Americans is 42%, Hispanic Americans 48.1%, Asian Americans 60.7%, and White Americans 69.8%.

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Instant Reaction: Consumer Price Index, April 13, 2021

April, 13 2021

Instant Reaction: Consumer Price Index, April 13, 2021

Over the last 12 months, the inflation rate rose 2.6%, compared to 1.7% in February and 1.4% in January, respectively.

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Tracking Jobless Claims by State: Week Ending April 3, 2021

April, 12 2021

Tracking Jobless Claims: Week Ending April 3, 2021

The economy added nearly one million jobs in March, 2021, the fastest acceleration since August, 2020. Despite job creation, layoffs are continuing.

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Housing Affordability Falls in February as Home Price Growth Surges

April, 9 2021

Housing Affordability Falls in February as Prices Surge

Affordability declined in February compared to January as the median family income rose by 3.5% while the monthly mortgage payment increased 5%.

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2021 Spring Market Starting Off Hot and Highly Competitive

April, 8 2021

2021 Spring Market Starting Off Hot and Competitive

The latest indicators on inventory, pending sales, home prices, job growth, and mortgage rates point to a hot spring market in many metro areas.

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